Romario elected to the Senate in Brazil!

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Romario elected to the Senate in Brazil!

Romario, soccer player world champion with Brazil in the 1994 World Cup, was elected to the Senate during the last Brazilian political elections! Former soccer star applied in Rio De Janeiro and obtained 29% of preferences.

Romario supported President Bolsonaro. He said: "Bolsonaro is very defensive of the family, he is against abortion and the legalization of drugs. He is also a sincere politician, who wants the progress of the nation. I have given myself to politics because the push came from my daughter who is 17 years old and has Down syndrome.

I think there is still a lot to do before people with disabilities are really included in the country and I have committed myself by having two assistants accompany me. One is Down syndrome, the other is autistic and they do both an excellent job but I do not do demagoguery, I hire my employees for their competence.

And I am not a bolsominion. I simply believe in his proposals. I have no words to describe the thrill of being re-elected in the Senate. I will work for the quality of life of the population of Rio de Janeiro and more generally Brazilian can improve."

The Brazilian elections saw former president Lula and outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro oppose. He will go to the ballot to decide who will be the next head of state. Lula received 57 million votes, 48%. Bolsonaro got 51 million, 43.20%.

On October 30, 2022 there will be the decisive ballot to know who will be the new President. Considered one of the best South American players of all time, Romario was world champion with his national team in 1994 and won the America's Cup twice, in 1989 and 1997.

On an individual level he was awarded the title of best player of the the 1994 world championship, the year in which he was also elected FIFA World Player of the Year; in 2000 he won the South American Footballer of the Year award.

He is in the small group of players capable of becoming the top scorer in three different countries. With 764 goals in official matches he is the fourth best scorer in history, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Josef Bican and Lionel Messi.